Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer, writer, speaker, and author, currently serving as the Creative Director of ClearScore, and the Co-editor and Creative Director of lifestyle magazine Lagom. Previously, he was the Creative Director of coffee roaster Colonna, the founder of typography magazine-turned-book 8 Faces, and the Creative Director of Typekit (now Adobe Fonts). He’s also an electronic musician, recording as Other Form and releasing on the Berlin-based label Unterwegs.

Typographica’s favourite typefaces of 2012

Posted on 18 March 2013

2012 turned out to be a good year: not only did the world not end, but some rather nice typefaces came into being, too. So it was with great pleasure and honour that I accepted Stephen Coles’ invitation to contribute to Typographica’s favourite typefaces of 2012.

I reviewed Tabac Slab, Tomáš Brousil’s latest addition to his Tabac ( serif / sans / mono) superfamily.

Type specimen

As I mentioned in the review, I’m somewhat partial to slabs anyway, but Tabac Slab really is a beautiful face. I might even use it for a forthcoming new publication I’m working on. Nudge nudge, wink wink.

I thoroughly recommend you go and read all of the 2012 reviews, and if you’re interested, 2011’s selection is a good read as well (last year, I contributed the review of PintassilgoPrints’ delightful Changing).

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